Dr. Venus Smith believes that the proper time needs to be spent with each person to find out what is going on because the recommendations about your health care should be based on accurate information. She also takes into consideration the individual's goals along with what the patient feels comfortable doing about their condition.
"For some patients, I find that their goal is just to have a name for their condition and an understanding of how it affects them. Others want an individualized home management program that they can follow on their own. There are those who only want treatment. Of course, there are those who would like a combination of all three strategies."